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I am a Boston Marathon Finisher! April 21, 2010

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I have a huge post coming full of pictures and details, but I’m so exhausted from traveling. I hope to have it up in a couple of days.

But I did it! My goal was to finish in under 6 hours, because that’s the unofficial cutoff the Boston Athletic Association has. And I finished in 5:57:17! That is definitely a PR for me by 31 minutes!!! Wow! I PR’d in Boston! Nice!

It was an amazing race, full of family, friends and wonderful teammates. Thank you so much to everyone who made this one of the best weekends of my life!
 
If anyone else has pictures of me from the weekend, post them on facebook or email them to me so I can post them here. 🙂

I’m off to take an ice bath **shiver** see you in a few days!

 

Ready. Set. RUN! April 18, 2010

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Oh my gosh, I’m running a marathon tomorrow!!!!! Can’t believe it’s here!

Ready. Set. Run!

 

Watch us Live, Track us Online! April 11, 2010

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If anyone will be on the Boston Sidelines, let me know where you’ll be so I can look for you! And scream loud in case I’m in the zone!

This is what I’ll be wearing during the race, so be sure to keep a lookout!


There will only be 550 other people wearing this jersey. lol

And be sure to cheer for my friend Peter too!

If you can’t be there in person, you can track us via email or text! It will give you updates on where we are on the course in real time!

Click here for more information!

My Bib # is 22501 and Peter’s is 22923.

See you in Boston!

 

Come run with me! March 18, 2010

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I am absolutely loving these bright sunny evenings. I came home today and I just couldn’t wait to go outside and play. It felt like the middle of the day! Blue skies, slight breeze and totally sunny. 


The minute I came through the door I was already changing into my running clothes. I forced asked nicely if Irving could come film me doing a little bit of running. We went to a nearby park and just enjoyed the sunlight for a little bit. 

So, if you’ve ever wanted to come on a run with me, here’s your chance! Enjoy!
 

So there you go, I hope you enjoyed it. Are you as sweaty as me?

And if you’re wondering how we got some of those high angle shots… Irving climbed a tree for me! That’s love!  



I just can’t believe that exactly ONE month from today, I’ll be a Boston Marathon Finisher! Where did the season go?! I think most of my anxiety has passed and now I’m just super excited. 

Don’t forget that it’s not too late to support me! Visit www.rundfmc.org/2010/kelleyl . Every little bit is helping Dana-Farber get closer to a cure! And anyone who donates any amount is automatically entered to win the autographed LA Galaxy soccer ball! All the players including David Beckham have signed it!!! 

If you can’t contribute financially, Dana-Farber is looking for Volunteers to be at their official cheer stations! If you’d like to be a part of my official cheer squad at Mile 25, you can find info here! 

Wish me luck in the final 4 weeks!!

 

I can hardly wait!!! March 5, 2010

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I almost got tears in my eyes when I got this email today!

There are many reasons that I am running Boston:

1.) Celebrate 10-years of cancer remission and raising money for Dana-Farber
2.) Running a race in my home state where my friends/family can see me finish
3.) Because Boston is the most famous marathon in the world!
4.) For this jacket. I’ve had my eye on this since college, and I never thought it could ever be mine. Last year, I was flying back from Boston a few days after Marathon Monday and everyone on the flight was wearing it. I was super jealous. I will wear it proud!

Look at this beauty!

And in 44 days… it will be MINE!

 

Treated like Royalty! February 8, 2010

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I just got SUPER excited reading about the Boston Marathon on their website!

Check this out! This is all the goodies we get for running the Boston Marathon!

Official Entrants receive:

  • Admission to the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
  • Long sleeved t-shirt
  • Bib number
  • Loan of a ChampionChip
  • Runner’s baggage / goodie bag
  • Boston Marathon Official Program
  • Complimentary ticket for the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
  • Complimentary transportation to the start
  • Access to the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, providing entertainment, light refreshments, water, Gatorade, tenting and portable toilets
  • Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon/lime flavor) along the course
  • First aid / medical facilities along the course and at the finish area
  • Athlete tracking
  • A finisher’s medal upon finishing the marathon before 4:45 p.m.
  • A mylar blanket
  • Baggage and dressing area (no showers)
  • Massage
  • Family meeting area
  • Admission to the Awards Ceremony
  • Complimentary ticket for the Post-Race Party
  • Results postcard providing all 5Km split information, official and net times
  • Finisher’s certificate (mailed during the summer)
  • Results book (mailed over the summer)
 

Boston Marathon Drive Thru! January 3, 2010

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Since I was already in Boston for Christmas, I knew I really wanted to see the Boston Marathon course while I was there. A lot of my DFMC teammates run pieces of the course all year long, so they know what to expect, where the hills are, where the water stops are, etc.I wanted to ease some of my anxiety about heartbreak hill and the newton hills.

My mom and drove to Hopkinton, where the marathon starts. I found the BAA office and talked to a few of them there about the course and the start corrals. Right in front of the park was the official Start!! You can still see it painted on the street. Next time I see this, I’ll be with 20,000 other people!

We reset the odometer in the car, and we set out to drive the entire 26.2 route.  The first part of the course was rolling hills on a beautiful tree lined street. It had cute little shops and houses. I can’t wait to see it come to life with spectators and runners!

There were so many beautiful old buildings, schools, town halls and shops! I hope I get so distracted by the beauty of it all that I forget I’m running a race. Haha

I love all the suburban town centers along the way. So different from life in Los Angeles.

Most of the course in the beginning of the race is either downhill or flat, but there were a few teeny hills here and there that I’m sure I will be good to change it up.

I was so excited to come to Wellesley College at the half-marathon mark. Everyone tells me that the girls at the school line the streets and cheer loudly! Their campus is really beautiful too.

I can totally picture these streets packed with wall to wall runners!!

Next come the dreaded Newton hills!! I heard there are five hills that culminate with “Heartbreak Hill”. But these little guys didn’t look too bad…

When we got to Heartbreak Hill, I made my mom pull over so I could get out and run it!! It didn’t look that bad at first. I just didn’t want the actual race to be the first time I saw it.

Of course this week it was FREEZING, and it made breathing difficult, but I was so excited to be there.

Can you see me behind the snowbank?

Almost to the top!!

Whew!! The hill ends at mile 21…5 more to go after that!

Awe, the T! I love Boston. My college Apartment was right near here! I had no idea that I used to live so close to the marathon route!

We didn’t go all the way to the finish line because I had been there so many times in college. So we stopped to eat lunch. I was soooo excited to go to Wing-It with my mom, but it was closed!!!

I seriously almost cried! Instead, we found a cute Boston Diner and settled on grilled cheese sandwiches. It was pretty good, but I was so sad it wasn’t Wing-It. Oh well!

Now that I’ve seen the course, I am less anxious about race day. I just have to keep training, and do some hill workouts, and I’ll be fine. It’s so gorgeous, historical and quaint along the beginning…and nostalgic along the second half. Just about four more months until race day!!!!

Bring it on!

 

 
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